Thomas Muller has uncharacteristically been struggling for form this season, managing just three goals in 18 appearances so far.
But despite that, he remains a true fan favourite at the Alianz Arena, and according to the Mirror, it is because of that reason why the club will never sell him.
The Germany international had been linked with a move away from the club over the summer, with Manchester United being tipped as a likely destination, though any deal would have cost the Red Devils in the region of £85million.
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Muller has struggled to adapt to life under Carlo Ancelotti, and there have been numerous calls on the former Chelsea boss to drop the 27-year-old, but he remains such a huge part of the fabric of the club that dropping him may prove to be difficult.
And while dropping him would prove a big decision, selling him outright appears to be absolutely off the menu.
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When asked about a summer move to Old Trafford over the summer, former Minister President for Bavaria Edmund Stoiber said that Muller must never be allowed to leave the club, no matter how much money is on offer for his services.
"No one on the Supervisory Board would vote to sell. It should not happen that Thomas Muller plays at Manchester United," Stoiber told German publication Bild.
"Muller is the 'boy next door'. He is the opposite of, for example, Cristiano Ronaldo. He is more than just an excellent footballer. A player like him is part of our DNA. He plays an important role at the club. Muller not only creates emotions with his goals, he talks to the fans hearts."
Schweinsteiger's exit was nothing
Stoiber also claimed that the negative reaction given by Bayern fans when the club sold veteran midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger to United last summer was nothing compared to what would come if they moved Muller on.
Former boss Pep Guardiola sold the 32-year-old after telling him that he'd be unlikely to recieve the game time he would want during the Spaniard's final season in Bavaria.
A large section of Bayern fans were unhappy at the deal given that Schweinsteger had been in the Bayern side for over a decade.
"When Bastian Schweinsteiger went to Manchester United, the fans were not happy," Stoiber added. "[But] he's 32 years old and wanted to experience something new.
"The members and fans, however, would never forgive us if we sell Thomas Muller. No matter how much money."
Muller, who made his debut during the 2008/09 season, has since gone on to score 155 goals in 371 appearances for the club, helping them to 15 league and cup titles along the way.